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Sound Stories Episode 6: Sounders journalist Don Ruiz

Oct 19, 2016, 2:18 PM

On this week’s episode of Sound Stories, I talked with veteran journalist Don Ruiz, who covered the Sounders and local soccer for the Tacoma News Tribune from the Sounders’ expansion season until just this year.

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Don is highly regarded as one of, if not the best, to ever cover the Sounders in the MLS era, and many were bummed when the News Tribune got rid of his position earlier this year. In this episode, Don and I talked about how the Sounders and MLS have changed since 2009, his favorite players to interview over the years, and why the Pacific Northwest has become such a big deal in the soccer world.

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Spenser Davis also covers the Sounders for Sounder at Heart.

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Sound Stories Episode 6: Sounders journalist Don Ruiz